Open Discussion — October 25 2012

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Here it is, the weekly Open Discussion for October 25, 2012. Now’s your chance to choose the topics, whether they be in relation to what game’s you’re playing or news items that have caught your interest.

This week saw the release of Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Danger Close Games‘ highly anticipated follow-up to their somewhat underwhelming 2010 release. Promises of a more authentic, Tier 1 singleplayer experience, and a multiplayer variant that wasn’t built by Battlefield developer DICE are intriguing new elements, but whether the title will be able to deliver is another thing.

Already the game has received a massive day 1 patch, which led many to speculate that the game shipped to retail stores in an unfinished state. Luckily no gamers experienced the game pre-patch (or at least came by a copy legitimately), so there was no damage done in that regard.

On the news front nothing too monumental leaked or was announced, but there were some tidbits of note including Apple unveiling the iPad Mini and the opening cinematic for Assassin’s Creed 3 being released. How Apple will be able to compete against themselves without segmenting the market is a mystery to us, but nonetheless the iPad Mini might bring some consumers into the tablet fold.

There was also some discussion about the Xbox 720 adopting a subscription-based pricing model similar to the subsidized option Microsoft currently offers for the Xbox 360. Microsoft’s Matt Powers believes the pricing is now a part of Microsoft’s DNA, but how it will be implemented with the next console generation is unclear. It’s an exciting time nonetheless, and we hope these new consoles have more than a few shocking details up their sleeves.

But those are only just some of the topics worth discussing; feel free to share your thoughts or gripes about any recent news or game that has caught your fancy.

Also, respect should be paid towards every commenter, and that no disparaging remarks will be tolerated. This is a place for gamers to get together and discuss the things they love, so have at it.

And if you want to talk about Movies or TV, head on over to Screen Rant’s Open Discussion post.